Topic : New Merlin Owner

I am the proud owner of Merlin 3416 bought on Saturday.  I know her current name is Adventure Playground and that she is a Gnome and built in 1988.  She has also been converted to a deck stepped raking rig, but is currently using single pole and smaller kite.  Does anybody else have any further history of the boat.  

Also the measurement certificate apparently expired in 2002, what do I need to do to bring this up to date?

I would appreciate any advice or help that anybody can give. We are sailing at Draycote Water, this is the second Merlin to arrive in a week at the Club.

Posted: 05/06/2006 12:57:24
By: Peter Newman
I just rang the RYA technical department and they were able to tell me immediately if there was an old certificate (that was for 1728)  As there was I just had to write a covering letter and a send a cheque for £20 and it came within 3 days

Hope this helps

Posted: 05/06/2006 13:05:17
By: Garry R
Thanks for that, I have the old certificate and will send this off with a letter and a cheque.

Posted: 05/06/2006 13:13:48
By: Peter Newman
Glad to see David's boat has gone to a good home. Good luck with her.

Posted: 06/06/2006 13:21:53
By: PJ
I am really pleased with the boat she is very special with the unique parquetry stern tank.

If anybody knows any history or race results then please let me know.

Posted: 06/06/2006 13:43:10
By: Peter Newman
you can download a membership form from the website, will send you 4 of the latest magazine which are packed with good info, year book and events list

car stickers and a membership sticker for your boat

bargain for 325

Posted: 06/06/2006 13:46:58
By: Col B
Or even £25

Posted: 06/06/2006 13:51:49
By: .
whoops maybe £325 would have been a tad pricey, anyway keep these memberships rolling in
yes its £25

often wonder if we should have a new members bit on the website which flags when somebody has joined so the local rep knows ??? mags

Posted: 06/06/2006 15:02:05
By: Col B
Don't worry Col, I'll be extolling the benefits of the association to Peter as we spearhead the return of the Merlin Rocket to Draycote.  It's far less commercial than Rutland, though still very professionally run and we've had a great welcome from the other fleets who (after giving us a few "is it really - yes it is" looks) are genuinely pleased to see Merlins.

Peters Gnome is beautiful without a doubt, I can't wait to race against it.

If any of you brummies fancy coming over for a decent yot let me know and I'll have a word.

Posted: 06/06/2006 15:34:09
By: Jon
maybe i can produce some stats at the club level , its fantastic to see the way the fleets are bouncing back all over the place, key to this is a decent class captain and creating an air of enthusiasm and also mugging new members into the fleet

anyway more power to you guys at Draycote

Posted: 06/06/2006 15:52:32
By: Col B
Great news to have a revival of the Merlins at Draycote; one of the original founding Clubs.

Why not join in with the circuit this year? still plenty of events on bigger and smaller waters. Shustoke, Bartley, Blithfied, Sutton

Just four to qualify (and subs of course)


Posted: 06/06/2006 18:42:10
By: Midland Circuit Chap
Thanks Steve - I cut right through my hand on Sunday morning whilst hooking my trailer up to go to Earlswood.  Spend 2 hours in casualty for my trouble.  So that's twice I've tried to go to Earlswood and twice I've failed.  The last time I went I broke my boat on the trolley.  Oh well - the curse lives on.  I'm officially giving up on going to Earlswood and mourning the loss (not).

If my last place at Banbury counts I should still qualify If I make Shustoke, Bartley and Blith.....

Posted: 06/06/2006 21:26:22
By: Jon


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